James Hagerty

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James Hagerty
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10th White House Press Secretary
In office
January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded by Roger Tubby
Succeeded by Pierre Salinger
Personal details
Born James Campbell Hagerty
(1909-05-09)May 9, 1909
Plattsburgh, New York
Died April 11, 1981(1981-04-11) (aged 71)
Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, New York
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marjorie Lucas

James Campbell Hagerty served as the only White House Press Secretary from 1953 to 1961 during the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower. He is the only press secretary to serve two full presidential terms.

After his family moved to New York when he was 3 years old, James Hagerty attended Evander Childs High School in the Bronx, before enrolling in and graduating from Blair Academy, which he attended for his last two years in high school. After leaving the White House network in 1975, he continued to write for the New York Times right up until his death.


"One day I sat thinking, almost in despair; a hand fell on my shoulder and a voice said reassuringly: cheer up, things could get worse. So I cheered up and, sure enough, things got worse."

"If you lose your temper at a newspaper columnist, he'll get rich or famous or both"


Hagerty appeared on the TV panel show What's My Line in March 1957 during his tenure as Press Secretary.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Tubby
White House Press Secretary
Succeeded by
Pierre Salinger